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question about abbreviation used in a will

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Re: question about abbreviation used in a will

Posted: 29 Jul 2013 12:53AM GMT
Classification: Query
I'm not scanning the entire will or probate file & putting it online here. The transcription of the will I already have online at

I wasn't looking for guesses on what the letters are, I was looking for someone who recognized them & knew what they were for, & realize no one may be able to tell me.

It seems to me it's some kind of legal abbreviation or notation. Perhaps some kind of notary notation. Also, it does not seem to be hand "printed" letters--back then people wrote cursive for official documents, & the entire probate file is either in cursive or typeset.

It's a will--the date is required to be included in the body of the will, so why include a date with a signature? Anybody signing the will would have to be present to sign it he day the will was written. It's from vol. 1142, p. 53, so it's not that either. Also, there is a probate form that looks like it was filled out by this signer, and there's no line through the sevens.

The signature is the first witness signature & there is nothing else on the line to the right or left of it. It does overlap the signature below it. If it was some notation made by someone other then the signer, I wouldn't expect to find it so close to his signature.
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abm14 18 Jul 2013 10:03PM GMT 
neilaxkestrel 26 Jul 2013 2:19AM GMT 
abm14 26 Jul 2013 4:10AM GMT 
neilaxkestrel 26 Jul 2013 12:40PM GMT 
abm14 26 Jul 2013 10:35PM GMT 
timtracker 26 Jul 2013 12:57PM GMT 
abm14 26 Jul 2013 10:16PM GMT 
neilaxkestrel 28 Jul 2013 4:45AM GMT 
abm14 29 Jul 2013 6:53AM GMT 
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